WorldCat Identities

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Overview
Works: 189 works in 328 publications in 1 language and 6,401 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Horror films  Comedy films  Beach party films  Musical films  Blaxploitation films 
Roles: Producer, pre, Production personnel, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel Z Arkoff
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set in the Yorkshire moors in the early 19th century
Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the last member of the Usher family who is obsessed by generations of evil as he prepares to meet his death
Coffy by Jack Hill( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffy, a young nurse, takes vengeance on the powerful drug ring that destroyed her younger sister's life
House of Usher ; The pit and the pendulum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pit and the pendulum: A young man's search for the truth of his sister's death uncovers a bizarre and ghastly secret in her Spanish husband's castle
Beach blanket bingo by MGM Home Entertainment( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach blanket bingo. Singing sensation Sugar Kane parachutes onto the beach in a rigged publicity stunt, and Frankie, Dee Dee and the gang decide to take sky diving lessons -- How to stuff a wild bikini. Continuing antics of Frankie and Dee Dee. When Frankie goes into the reserves, he fears Ricky will steal Dee Dee away, so with the help of a witch doctor he sends sea beauty Cassandra as a distraction
Boxcar Bertha by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1930's, a homeless woman and an union organizer team up on a crime spree to get revenge from a railroad company
Wild in the streets( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild in the streets: When 15 year olds are given the right to vote, they elect a rock star as president and take over the government enforcing mandatory retirement at age 30
Dressed to kill by Brian De Palma( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once tongue in cheek and scary as hell, Dressed to Kill revolves around the grisly murder of a woman in Manhattan and how her psychiatrist, her brainiac teenage son, and the prostitute who witnessed the crime try to piece together what happened while the killer remains at large"--Container
Beach party( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach party: Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are at the beach studying the sex habits of teenagers. The surfing teens led by Frankie and Dee Dee don't have much sex but they sing, battle the motorcycle rats and mice led by Eric Von Zipper and dance to Dick Dale and the Del Tones
The born losers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious "half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret" Billy Jack single-handedly battles a rampaging bunch of rough bikers in a sleepy little California community
Cooley High( Visual )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1960s, a slice-of-life tale of high school students coping with the challenges of everyday life growing up in the Chicago housing projects
The comedy of terrors ; The raven( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raven: Based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Craven is visited one night by a talking raven and learns that it is really his fellow magician, Dr. Bedlo, who has been transformed into a bird by the evil Scarabus. The raven further unravels the devious scheme of Craven's wife, who has tricked her husband into believing her dead so she could desert him for the comforts of Scarabus' wealth and power
The island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Moreau is brilliant geneticist on the brink of superseding evolution. When a U.N. diplomat visits the island laboratory he discovers experiments turning animal life forms into human-like beasts. The beasts revolt, threatening not only the island but ultimately all mankind
Fireball 500( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunder Alley: Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident and he gets thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter Francie and her boyfriend Eddie Sands everything he knows about driving. Eddie takes up with Tommy's girl Annie Blaine after winning the first time out. They become fierce rivals by the next race, during which Tommy remembers driving over his brother with a go-kart and Eddie hits the wall
The tomb of Ligeia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
Mad Max by George Miller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force bent on stopping them. They underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky, and when they brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into frenzy with one thing left in the world to liver for revenge
Beach party ; Bikini beach( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Side B. : A British recording star sets up headquarters on the beach and a grumpy newspaper publisher seeks to oust the kids from their beach area
Scream, Blacula, scream( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of voodoo power versus vampire fury when a crazed member of a voodoo cult unwittingly summons the true prince of darkness, Dracula's bloodbrother, from his eternal grave
Cotton comes to Harlem ; Hell up in Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two feature films including "Cotton Comes to Harlem," about a couple of detectives who investigate a minister's charity campaign; and "Hell Up in Harlem," about a man who is hunted by the mob after he discovers a ledger with the names of every crooked police officer and public official on the mob's payroll
Blacula( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scream, Blacula, scream: Manuwalde, a distinguished African prince, was bitten--and renamed Blacula--by Count Dracula in the 18th century. His current incarnation among jive-talking West Coast dudes and their ladies is not greatly to his taste. Despite the many pleasures of modernity, his only real interest is to get himself back where and when he came from. To this end, he enlists the aid of Lisa, a voodoo priestess of high repute to liberate him from his curse
 
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Alternative Names
Arkoff, Sam

Arkoff, Samuel Z.

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Samuel Z. Arkoff Amerikaans filmproducent (1918-2001)

Samuel Z. Arkoff amerykański producent filmowy

Samuel Z. Arkoff producteur de films américaine

Samuel Z. Arkoff produttore cinematografico statunitense

Samuel Z. Arkoff US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Аркофф, Сэмюэл Закари

ساموئل زد. آرکوف تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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